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As a reminder it is free fishing days this weekend in Wisconsin waters. Free Fishing Weekends— June 5-6, 2021 and January 15-16, 2022 Every year, the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June and the third Saturday and Sunday in January, are designated as Free Fishing Weekends throughout the state of Wisconsin. Residents and nonresidents…

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Great Lakes Jumbo Perch

Lake Michigan has a heavy population of ever popular yellow jumbo perch. I fished off the Montrose harbor break wall when I was 16 years old, with trot lines. A fishing pal and I never failed to fill our buckets. One time when trolling for salmon off the 95th street boat launch in Chicago, I…

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Great Lakes Smallmouth Bass

On the Great Lakes, smallmouth and largemouth bass  move shallow in the spring to spawn and are easily located and enticed into biting before they go on the beds. After spawning, bass typically move out to deeper water, though there are almost always some bass, especially large mouths, in shallow water, usually associated with cover…

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Possible World Record Musky

The Minnesota DNR announced that earlier this year they landed the largest musky they’ve ever seen. It happened while biologists were electrofishing for walleye. “We were not looking for musky,” said aquaculture biologist Keith Wiggins-Kegg. “That wasn’t our objective.” Biologists could not resist getting a closer look at the stunned musky, so they brought the…

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Skamania Steelhead Trout,

Their overwhelming size and unmatched fighting power draw Great Lakes Fisherman from near and far to sample the incredible action! What’s faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Is it a “SUPER FISH”? No, it’s a Skamania Steelhead Trout, at least if…

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